We Are Westridge

A community blog featuring Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor, the Westridge Leadership Team, our esteemed faculty members and occasional special guests 

Holiday Gifts that Empower Girls

 

As parents and educators, we are constantly looking to increase opportunities for girls to become innovators, leaders, and …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, lower school on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 10:22AM
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Assistant Head of School Jemma Kennedy Becomes a Fourth Grader for a Day (& Climbs a Tree!)

From time to time, our administrators shadow a Westridge student in order to better understand the lived experience of students in …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in reflections, lower school on Thursday November 2, 2017
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Queen Bees, Mean Girls, and Leaning In to Gender Discrimination by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

I recently came across an Atlantic article from June 2016 (Why Women -Sometimes- Don't Help Other Women), shedding light on …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in from the head of school, westridge thought leader on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 09:46AM
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Jim Holland, Ed.D. on Deconstructing Stress and Other Wellness Tools Developed at Westridge

Our September Parent Association focused on the school’s work to promote wellness and balance.  In addition to faculty and …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in westridge thought leader, Wellness & Balance, Westridge Research Initiative on Friday September 29, 2017 at 02:53PM
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor Speaks on the Importance of Wellness and Balance at Convocation 2017

 

At our Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, August 30, Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor introduced our theme for the year "…

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in convocation, from the head of school on Thursday August 31, 2017
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor on Mr. K’s Thought-provoking and Entertaining Send-off to Seniors


Leo Kitajima was selected by the senior class to speak at this year’s Senior Class Day Assembly, a lovely tribute to all involved as…

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in senior, upper school, reflections, from the head of school on Wednesday May 24, 2017
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Good Reads for Girls Who Want to Change the World by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

One of our students recently introduced us to The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, a program founded by children’s and YA …

Posted by in reflections, from the head of school on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 03:50PM
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Lower and Middle School Dean of Student Life Carol Van Zalingen on "Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school."

As the Lower and Middle School Dean of Student Life, I assist girls with a variety of challenges from how to manage telling a friend she …

Posted by in westridge thought leader on Friday March 10, 2017 at 11:26AM
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor on Her Recent "Magical Moment" at the 8th Grade American Studies Showcase

There are many beautiful, inspiring moments that one experiences as an educator, and then there are the magical moments when you see all …

Posted by in middle school, from the head of school on Friday February 17, 2017
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor on New Research Revealing that Girls Believe Boys are Innately Smarter than Girls

New research reveals that somewhere between the ages of 5 and 6, girls begin to believe boys are smarter than girls.  This can have a…

Posted by parent parent in from the head of school, westridge thought leader on Friday February 3, 2017 at 02:51PM
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